background preloader

PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy

PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy
What is a PLN? If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more. Basically, anyone that you interact with is apart of your PLN, whether they are social contacts, professional peers, or experts in their field. PLNs have immense value! So, why bother thinking about your PLN? Students can also reap the benefits of tapping into their PLNs. Build Your Own PLN If you’re interested in expanding your PLN, here’s a directory of some of the best web 2.0 tools: Like this: Like Loading...

http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/pln-your-personal-learning-network-made-easy/

Related:  Qué es el PLE

Personal Learning Network Corporate Learning Strategies Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D. How English language teachers can go with the Twitter flow Made for sharing ... the social networking site could replace regular search engines as a means of finding classroom ideas. Photograph: Jonathan Hordle From the Arab spring to the private lives of Hollywood stars, Twitter and other social networking sites seem to have become integral to the news agenda. But despite criticism that Twitter only amplifies the mundane, it is a very powerful sharing community where teachers can find a constant supply of articles, website links, lesson plans, interactive games, worksheets and a whole lot more. In fact, the steady flow of resources that can arrive via Twitter could make searching on Google redundant. The danger is that Twitter could become overwhelming and, like me, you might find yourself putting limits on your use (I survive on a strict limit of 30 minutes a day).

James Mconville blog Parents and students – here are some course updates and also events to look forward to in June. Firstly, I want to thank our teacher candidate, Ms. Rohani, for her excellent work and support of all students. We wish her well and know that she will make an excellent teacher! Math Week in the Classroom“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” Victoria A. Davis Camilla, Georgia, USA Blog: Presentation Title“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” BioVicki Davis is a teacher and technology administrator at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. She has taught for four years at the high school and middle school level. For ten years prior, she taught professional development courses for teachers and college level adult computer literacy training.

Building your Personal Learning Network  A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a group of people you count on to: guide you in your learningbe your source of advice and resourcesmake you aware of learning opportunitiesshare their best practicespoint you to answers and support This concept of a PLNÂ has been around for many years. What has changed in recent years though is the reach, the size and the availability of that network. The look of a PLN has changed. From Behind the Webcam's Watchful Eye - Technology By Steve Kolowich Hailey Schnorr has spent years peering into the bedrooms, kitchens, and dorm rooms of students via Webcam. In her job proctoring online tests for universities, she has learned to focus mainly on students' eyes. Creating a PLN Skip to content Building your PLN Know it or not, you already have some sort of Personal Learning Network or PLN!

2¢ Worth Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. How English language teachers can go with the Twitter flow From the Arab spring to the private lives of Hollywood stars, Twitter and other social networking sites seem to have become integral to the news agenda. But despite criticism that Twitter only amplifies the mundane, it is a very powerful sharing community where teachers can find a constant supply of articles, website links, lesson plans, interactive games, worksheets and a whole lot more. In fact, the steady flow of resources that can arrive via Twitter could make searching on Google redundant.

Digital Citizenship A district initiative to empower, educate and protect all users! This Digital Citizenship website was created as a response to a district need regarding responsible digital tool use in schools, and the expectations around the use of those tools in an academic setting and a school community in general. This included analysis of a wide variety of national and international documents (see reference list), examination of relevant BC and District curriculum and policy documents, and consultation with teachers, administrators, and students who collaborated to develop this framework. Click here to read the Rationale behind this framework. Click here to read Administrative Procedure 140.1 - Digital Responsibility for Employees and Administrative Procedure 140.2 - Digital Responsibility for Students.

Blog « Interact Cafe I am a big fan of Two Guys and Some iPads. @techminock and @techbradwaid are very passionate about teaching and do an amazing job of sharing that passion and resources with the world. They got me interested in Augmented Reality, and their site has a wealth of resources to help you understand what Augmented Reality is and how to get started with it. Now I am working to get teachers here as excited about it as I am! While there are more and more apps out there with auras already made, the real value I see for educators is the ability to create your own triggers and overlays.

Related:  PLN - Personal Learning NetworkTools / VerktøyPLC - PLN